Serger 101

Serger 101: Beginner



Dive right in to threading your machine and exploring all the functionality your serger has to offer.

Ah the serger, garment sewing’s holy grail.  You’ve heard it can save you time, make your projects look more professional and open windows of possibilities for new projects….just as soon as you learn how to thread the darn thing!  The first thing you’ll learn is how to thread your serger.  Then we’ll begin and exploring all the functionality your serger has to offer including different serger stitches, troubleshooting breaks and mroe. Plus, as an added bonus, you will be taught a few fun decorative stitches!

NOTE: for all Serger classes, due to the complexity and variety of sergers on the market, we have a maximum of 4 students per class.  Please register early to secure your spot.

Not sure what serger to purchase?  Check out our Serger Buying Guide or read our blog post on Choosing a Serger.

Prerequisite: None

Skill level: This is an introductory, beginner class. Perfect for new users and those who need a refresher.

Skills you’ll learn: proper threading, thread tension, understanding your sergers features, serging inner and outer corners, securing the ends of a serged seam and some invaluable tips and tricks to help reduce frustration.

Cost: $115 course fee, includes 2.5 hours of instruction and some supplies.

Instructor: Sarah

Prework: None

Click on the calendar icon 🗓 next to your preferred classes to add the dates to your digital calendar.

  • May WKD: Class meets Sunday, May 5th from 9:00-11:30am 🗓
  • August WKD: Class meets Sunday, August 25th from 9:00-11:30am 🗓
  • September WKD: Class meets Sunday, September 22nd from 9:00-11:30am 🗓
  • October WKD: Class meets Sunday, October 20th from 9:00-11:30am 🗓
  • November WKD: Class meets Sunday, November 3rd from 9:00-11:30am 🗓
  • December WKD: Class meets Sunday, December 15th from 9:00-11:30am 🗓

We also offer private lessons (in-person and virtual) for adults and kids. If you’re eager to get started or our current class times don’t work for your schedule, email us to compare calendars.

If you’d like to be notified when future classes are added to our calendar, please complete this form. For questions, email us at [email protected] with SERGER 101 in the subject line.

  • Your serger
  • The manual (super-duper, critically important)
  • 4 cones of different colors maxi-lock thread

*all other supplies will be provided